Friday, July 31, 2009....
No. I didn't take advantage for the trade-in for gas guzzling cars, or buy great shoes. Instead, I bought a new scale. I know you're jealous. Admit it.
I had one, but it was wonky. Every time I'd step on it, which was next to never, the numbers would flash and then I'd get errrr..... as the end result. Hell, I know I have to lose weight, but I think there are better ways other than my scale flashing errr.....
Having a lot of time to reflect last week, I decided to start some sort of diet (I don't want to use that word because I envision big bowls of lettuce which is okay, I guess, if I were a rabbit) and thought I should weigh myself and figure out calorie count for my target 10% goal (counting calories allows me to sneak in a small Crumbs cupcake - the large suckers, although tasty as hell, are 780 calories).
Monday, scale works fine. Tuesday, same thing, same number. Wednesday down 2 lbs. I equate this to realizing I'm finally eating the right amount of calories and I exercised. However, Thursday, down another 2 lbs. NOT. Instead of jumping with joy, I think my scale is a big fat liar. I step on again. After several wonky readings, I get one that puts me 8 lbs higher. WTF???
Final straw. I'm not into Magic 8 Ball readings (although, they are helpful when making major life decisions - JOKING), I consulted YogaGirl because she loves her scale and purchased the Weight Watchers scale.
You can do a lot on the scale. I was only interested in a normal reading and one I can see. However, you can measure your body fat %, Body Water, Bone Mass. Isn't it enough to be depressed when you see the weight? Why add the others into the mix so early in the morning?
My favorite thing about my scale, other than it works, is the sticker on it. "Use of this scale by persons with any electrical implant such as a heart pacemaker or by pregnant women, is not recommended."
I get the lithium battery/pacemaker connection (okay, I can't, but can), but lithium battery/pregnancy? I'm not seeing it.
Either way, the warning label made me chuckle. Unfortunately, my weight on the scale didn't.